Campaign 2010

Oct 20, 2010

Even Republican Leaders Know Johnson’s 23% Sales Tax is Out-of-Touch

Yesterday, Republican Whip Eric Cantor refused to back Harold Johnson’s much-criticized plan for a 23% Sales Tax on everything North Carolina families buy according to the Charlotte Observer. While campaigning together, Johnson re-affirmed his support of the controversial ‘Fair Tax´ proposal while Cantor made clear he does NOT support the idea. The National Education Association is advertising about Harold Johnson’s support of a 23% national sales tax..

“When Republican leaders in Washington know your massive tax hike on middle class families is out of touch, you know it’s gotten bad,” said Jesse Ferguson, Southern Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Harold Johnson backs a plan for a 23% sales tax on everything North Carolina families buy from gas, to groceries to prescription drugs and middle class families know they can’t afford it.”

According to a report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Johnson’s Fair Tax proposal would raise taxes by $3,744 on the bottom 80% of wage earners in North Carolina.